RNC's Nasty Talk: Mailer Directs Donors to Sex Line
The mailer was pulled when RNC's number was switched for a sex hotline.
April 1, 2010— -- The Republican National Committee inadvertently distributed fundraising mail earlier this month with a return number that leads to a phone-sex line offering to connect callers with "hot horny girls ... students, housewives, and working girls from all over the country."
"We love nasty talk as much as you do," a woman's voice says on the sex-line's audio recording.
The mail piece was produced by Burch Munford Direct, a direct-mail firm frequently used by the RNC, the committee's communications director, Doug Heye, said.
The firm "will not be used for the foreseeable future," he said.
The mix-up occurred when the direct-mail firm replaced the RNC's "202" area code with an "800" area code, Heye said.
The RNC is not disclosing how many of these mailers were sent to potential donors.
The 800 number directs callers to a second 800 number, which is the sex line offering to connect callers with women who will do "anything you want" for $2.99 per minute.
The latest RNC blunder came one day after a prominent social conservative leader told his organization's supporters not to give money to the RNC in the wake of news reports that the RNC paid almost $2,000 to cover the cost of a donor event at a risqué Los Angeles nightclub.
"I've hinted at this before, but now I am saying it -- don't give money to the RNC," Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, wrote in his "Washington Update" e-mail. "If you want to put money into the political process, and I encourage you to do so, give directly to candidates who you know reflect your values."
Perkins wrote in his e-mail that the nightclub incident was "another indication" that the RNC is "completely tone-deaf to the values and concerns of a large number of people from whom they seek financial support."
The Daily Caller, which first reported on RNC's spending, reported Tuesday that since Michael Steele became RNC's chairman, top GOP donors -- at least eight of them -- have stopped contributing to the RNC. The donors include Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus and real estate mogul Harlan Crow, according to the Daily Caller.
The controversial mailer, which was reported first by Politico's Jonathan Martin, can be viewed HERE.
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